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The New School on Lady Ada Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.

For Lady Ada Day, Andrew and I want to thank Jessica Goldstein, our editor at Addison Wesley. Without her encouragement, feedback and championing, we never would have published the New School.

The first proposal we did was for a book to be called “Security Decisions.” Jessica rejected it, and gave us clear reasons why. We pretended to pay attention and re-submitted the same proposal with a new title and a coat of paint. She bought it, and somewhere along the way, we realized she was right. We then wrote the book that inspired this blog.

Thank you, Jessica.